Medical Marijuana: Benefits, Risks & State Laws

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1. Medical marijuana

1.1. is legal

1.1.1. in 23 states.

2. By 1937

2.1. the Marihuana Tax Act [sic] imposed such high taxes on physicians prescribing cannabis

2.1.1. retail pharmacists selling cannabis and those cultivating medical cannabis that it essentially fell out of favor as a treatment.

3. Medical marijuana

3.1. is available

3.1.1. in several different forms.

4. It can be smoked

4.1. vaporized

4.1.1. ingested in a pill form or an edible version can be added to foods such as brownies cookies and

5. Marijuana contains

5.1. 60 active ingredients

5.1.1. known as cannabinoids.

6. The body naturally makes

6.1. its own form of cannabinoids

6.1.1. to modulate pain Abrams said.

7. In a placebo-controlled

7.1. 2007

7.1.1. study in the journal Neurology Abrams and his colleagues found that marijuana

8. Marijuana does have side effects

8.1. THC binds to cannabinoid receptors

8.1.1. which are concentrated in areas of the brain associated with thinking

9. The effects of marijuana

9.1. can interfere with attention

9.1.1. judgment and balance.

10. All the states require

10.1. a doctor’s approval

10.1.1. and all but Washington State require an ID card

11. Many of the states

11.1. that allow

11.1.1. medical marijuana have an online application process.

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